Tequila Mi CAMPO Reposado
Tequila Reposado — Jalisco, MexicoTastedAs smoooooth as you can get out of a Reposado under $25. Nose: White chocolate, peaches, white pepper, wild flowers, vanilla and agave. Palate: Vanilla, whipped cream, herbaceousness and a woody caramel. Smooth up front with a pleasing peppery burn on the tail end. Finish: Long and swaps between pleasingly soft and creamy and peppery.
Old Forester Rye
Rye — Kentucky, USATastedWhat an interesting rye. Nose: Elevated, and yet yes extremely complex and spicy. Home made whipped cream, clove, allspice, white flowers, raw honey and a hint of coconut cream. Palate: BOOM! Big whoop of flavor, but again everything is light and almost airborne. Rich cream, flowers, cinnamon, pink pepper, salt water taffy, fresh grass, vanilla and pana cotta. Finish: Long, but lingers in the throat and chest.
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedYour dictionary definition of Bourbon. Nose: Powdered sugar and maple syrup. Alcohol kick, softens into over cooked caramel or burning sugar. That early mix of butter, sugar and brown sugar when making cookies. Baking spice, eucalyptus and a crack of pepper. Palate: Rye really shines through, leaving the sweetness behind. Spice, eucalyptus, cinnamon, creamed corn Vanilla, toffee and coffee cake. Dried out oak Drinks warm, should be next to a fire. Finish: Dry...but that vanilla sweetness comes in. There’s an oak driven Cab Sauv richness lingering long after, almost stays in the chest.
Old Forester Signature 100 Proof Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedThick, loaded and filled with all the dessert goodness. Nose: Butterscotch, rich mahogany, dark dark fruits, and bright pop of cherries. Palate: Rich, layered with baking spices and heaps and heaps of orange zest and wood. It almost drinks like a strong cocktail. Proof does shine through so, it’s hot. Finish: Once the proof heat dwindles, the vanilla and caramel softens everything up. Citrus and cherry continues, ending with a barrel bite.
Jefferson's Reserve Very Old Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USATastedAll of the Bourbon goodness without the sticky Bourbon cloy. Nose: Gentle with a wide layer of spice, coffee and pepper. Dried dates, apricots and juicy cherries. Light vanilla, with a luscious cream. Eucalyptus? Mint? Fresh cut herbs? Palate: So fresh, yet dry, spicy and woody. Vanilla remains light, filling in the gaps instead of layering on a thick layer. Sweetness and cream round off all of the baking spices, and eucalyptus. Finish: The cream fades into a woody, spicy and dry finish.
Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
Blended — IrelandTastedEverything you love about Jameson, with a chocolatey softness Nose: Classic green apple and bright malt Coffee, chocolate cookies and brown sugar covered oatmeal Candied citrus, orange chocolate candies. Palate: Copy Nose, Paste. Gets nuttier, almost like Nutella Finish: Long and just flat out friendly There isn’t anything dazzlingly complex. It’s just a really fun-loving enjoyable whiskey.
Redbreast 12 Year
Single Pot Still — IrelandTastedAn Irish Whiskey for the thinking man. Nose: Ohhh mamma, buttery, malty and sweet. Baked red apples mixed with zingy yellows Toffee, smashed oily walnuts and flowers. Palate: Oh so rich and luscious. Buttery cream, vanilla cookies and walnuts Baking spices, pie crust and soft peaches Freshly sanded wood and soft vanilla Everything is rich yet delicate Finish: Long, slow, meandering and thick. All the cream, spice and fruit give you a hug
Whiskey Del Bac Clear Mesquite Smoked
White — Arizona, USATastedNew run whiskey for Mezcal fans Nose: Mesquite smoke, mezcal funk Damp and damp green, Fresh cut cactus Malty sweetness Palate: Mesquite smoke and wild honey The greenness dampens further Malty gets brighter and lighter Finish: Long, Smokey finish. Greenness never gets bitter, almost sweet
Bowmore 12 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedNothing to complain about, nothing to write home about. Nose: Soft peat smoke and wood char Chocolate powder, and ginger bread Oranges and a hint of whipped honey Palate: One note smoke, and bourbon Fresh baked bread, baking slices and coca A bit of wet hay, soft Brie cheese Vanilla and bourbony sweetness Finish: Chocolate powder and chalk That wet hay funk continues Cheese dipped in honey
Port Charlotte Islay Barley
Peated Single Malt — Islay, ScotlandTastedSummer BBQ anyone? Nose: BBQ smoke house. Brisket, pork shoulder and creamed corn Apples, toffee and freshly tossed hay Palate: Savory smoked meat Salty honey, vanilla, peanut brittle and corn bread. Malty sweetness and a mouthful of BBQ fattiness. Finish: Did I say BBQ yet? Bread, honeyed fruits and sea salt caramel Wooo, what a unique experience. If you love Islay and having a BBQ in the backyard...this needs to be in your collection.